Pixar CEO Pete Docter’s Board When Things Go Wrong

When it rains, it pours. At least we tend to think that way when things go wrong. Oscar-winning filmmaker Pete Docter provided advice to help make those horrible moments less unpleasant.

Everyone has moments when they feel like things are not going well, even for award-winning filmmakers. Creativity, Inc. Docter explained how he deals with the times to Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation:

When this happens, it is usually because I feel like the world is crumbling and all is lost. One trick I’ve learned is to force myself to make a list of what’s really wrong. Usually, shortly after listing, I find that I can group most of the problems into two or three larger overarching problems. So it’s actually not that bad. It is much better to have a limited list of problems than the illogical feeling that everything is wrong.

Most likely, things are not as bad as they seem. Or at least a large part of your problem is probably due to several larger issues , on which you can work . It’s hard to find the urge to fight back when you don’t know what you are fighting. Take a deep breath, sit down and lay everything on the table.

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the invisible forces that stand in the way of true inspiration | Amazon via Business Insider


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